Happy Earth Day, Earthlings!
Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970? This year marks the 52nd celebration of Earth Day. The first global celebration of Earth Day was in 1990. In 2020, there were 100 million people across 192 countries that participated in Earth Day! Let’s keep celebrating together!
When thinking of Earth Day, we can also review how our lives impact the earth. There are a few simple ways to make a positive impact on the environment. We are all familiar with the three Rs.
Here are the most common recycled items:
- Paper (even wrapping paper)
- Magazine or Newspapers
- Beverage containers (even drink boxes)
- Plastic containers
- Glass bottles/jars
- Metal containers including tin, aluminum, and steel cans
- Food waste (create your own compost)
Check your local town or city ordinances for additional information on recyclable materials in your area. If local curbside pickup is not available check for local recycling centers.
Here are some great ways to reduce your footprint.
- Consume local and seasonal products
- Limit meat consumption
- Select fish from sustainable fishing
- Use reusable shopping bags
- Public Transport
- Turn your heat down by 1 degree
- Short showers
- Limit and Recycle
Donate, Swap, or Borrow.
- Swap or Buy Second-hand Clothes, Toys
- Reusable water bottles
- Purchase products made from recycled materials
- Use Recycle paper for copier paper
- Repurpose material you currently have for a new purpose
- Washable Napkins, Paper Towels, and even Cloth Diapers
At Swinging Café Doors, we are proud to celebrate and continue to work towards a greener earth. The wood that is sourced for our doors is an environmentally sustainable process. This process is recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure the limit of impact on precious natural resources and to ensure the long-term future of American forestry. You can learn more about the FSC and all its principles toward forest management here.
Earth Day continues to have a great impact on students, parents, teachers, government officials, and consumers. Let's work towards a healthier more sustainable earth together.